PTS Stretcher guidance

Patient transport service staff (PTS) It has been brought to our attention within UNISON that some controllers have requested walking patients or escorts use the stretcher as a seat when they have no clinical need. Further there have been reports that members of staff have been asked to use the stretcher in order to increase […]

Meal break guidance for PTS Staff

Please see the guidance for patient transport service staff who have questioned their meal breaks. UNISONS position is that all staff should be getting a break and the best way to do this is organise this with control. For information 1. There is no pts meal break policy within the trust. 2. There is a […]

East of England Ambulance Service newsletter

November 2019 Welcome to our new interim secretary Please join us in welcoming Jess Micallef as interim branch secretary. Bedfordshire lead rep Jess was elected to the vacant post at this month’s activist meeting and will take the helm until the AGM in March. Jess said: “It’s an honour to be elected to lead the […]

HCPC are proposing to increase fees

UNISON ambulance branches are encouraging all members to take part in UNISONS survey on the HCPC proposal to further increase its registration fees by a massive 18% from £90 to £106.

UNISON attended an Essex Police CPD day

UNISON attended an Essex Police Continued Professional Development training event for TRiM practitioners at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea on Friday 12th October.

Unison Representatives attend Trust Clinical Briefing days.

Across the 2 days of Trust Clinical Briefing days at Newmarket, 4 of the Unison EEAST branch reps currently undertaking block time attended to represent the branch.

Rota Survey

Please can UNISON members complete this survey. Please go to the related links and go to the link to Survey. On 25th July members were sent an email with a link to an on-line survey in connection with the rota redesign project. The platform used to create the survey will not allow the filtering of multiple […]

Building Better Rotas – Update

UNISON as the recognised trade union at EEAST remain a stakeholder and in discussions around employers proposed changes to Rotas. One of the core principles from the employer are to develop rotas in consultation with UNISON. The lead manager of the project has now made contact with UNISON reps that the employer are engaging with to try […]

Annual leave update

The trust have put together a number of FAQs around the decrease in the number of staff that are able to take annual leave from the end of November 2018 to April 2019.

“Imposed” changes to annual leave policy.

“Imposed” changes to annual leave policy. UNISON are concerned with the EEAST position regarding the proposed changes to the annual leave policy. That is currently a popular subject on the NTK intranet website. https://ntk.eastamb.nhs.uk/news/annual-leave-policy-update.htm The Annual leave policy (Version 11.0 June 2017) that is in place has been agreed between UNISON and EEAST is here:- […]